Cliff Palace
United States

Cliff Palace in Colorado (Mesa Verde, USA) - cliff dwelling

Where is located Cliff Palace?

Address of Cliff Palace is Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA
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When was built Cliff Palace?

Built date of Cliff Palace is Years 1073 - 1273

Cliff Palace

Facts, informations and history of Cliff Palace

Ruined stone castles and towers embedded in a huge cliff looked like a fortified city built by crusaders or a Moorish military dignitary and then abandoned.

The city builders were called Pueblo (village), they built their amazing buildings without using metal tools or modern machines. Their buildings are referred to as the first high rise residential buildings in America. Klifowy Palace is the largest of these buildings, and at the same time the most famous example of them in Mesa Verde Park.

It could accommodate a maximum of about 400 people. It had 200 living rooms and pantries and numerous sheds (rooms for celebrations). The rooms were decorated with geometric wall paintings. From the front there was an open terrace, which served the community for everyday work, such as making ceramics and grinding grain.

Along Mesa Chapin near the Klifowy Palace there are two other buildings: the Balcony House and the 27-meter and 100-room Świerk Tree House.

Architect of Cliff Palace

Architect of Cliff Palace is Vernacular

Construction/building type

Building Cliff Palace is of type Palace, A multi-family house

Architectural style

Architectural style of Cliff Palace is Native American

What material is the building made of?

Cliff Palace is made of the following materials: Stone

Is the building on the UNESCO World Heritage List?

Yes, the building Cliff Palace is inscribed on the UNESCO List under the reference 27.
The listing took place in the year 1978.
Details of the entry are available on the Unesco website at

Official website

The official website of the building, where up-to-date information can be found, is

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17 years ago
Strona może być!!
17 years ago
siemka mistrzu
17 years ago
Fajne, podobało mi sie
18 years ago
Wszystko ale dlaczego tak mało opisu!!!Ja musze zrobic budowle na wtorek a tu tego jest za mało wiecej opisu ludzie;]]]]]
19 years ago
nawet ładne...
Karolina 15
Karolina 15
19 years ago
Ładny mogłabym tam mieszkać ;-]
19 years ago
Piasek i muchomor
19 years ago
zgadzam sie z Krzysiem,szukam stronki o polskim baroku i jest ich jak na lekarstwo
20 years ago
Szkoda - jak juz pisalem, ze nie macie barok z Polski, n.p. Palac Branickich z Bialegostoku, Rogalin, Pulawy, Wilanow lub Zamek na Wawelu. Jakos mi sie wydaje, ze oprocz Warszawy - ktora owszem i niewatpliwie ma swoje walory, jak i tez fajne barokowe i klasystyczne palace - nie uwzgledniliscie innych polskich miast. Szkoda.

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